WWE SmackDown viewership dropped on January 20.
According to Wrestlenomics, 2.257 million viewers watched the show on Friday, which is down from last week, when 2.326 million viewers tuned in.
In the 18 to 49 demographic, SmackDown scored a 0.55 rating. which is level with last week’s rating (0.55 in the same demographic). Per Showbuzz Daily, SmackDown ranked #2 in the demographic, as it was only behind NBA on ESPN.
Smackdown was #2 in P18-49 for Friday, only behind the NBA on ESPN.
Rampage ranked #16 among cable originals, according to Showbuzz Daily. #31 including broadcast primetime.
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This week’s episode featured several matches in the SmackDown Tag Title Contender’s Tournament. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus faced the Viking Raiders, and the Brawling Brutes faced Imperium. Roman Reigns also appeared on the show; he was set to sign the contract for his upcoming title match with Kevin Owens, but Owens attacked him from behind at the end of the show.